The Great Barrier Reef is Australia’s most beloved natural wonderland: a gigantic stretch of coastline dotted with wonderfully-hued coral beds, vibrant fish and abundant marine species.

Cairns Reef Tour

Cairns is easily one of the best launching pads to the reef, with heaps of tours heading to some of the most spectacular islands, cays and coral beds in the whole, expansive system!

People often ask about the best reef tours in Cairns and, well, it’s hard to say, because it all depends on what you want to do and how long you want to spend on this magnificent, otherworldly ecosystem.

So, allow us to provide you with a few stellar options for truly experiencing the wonders of the incredible Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef diving tour


Adults: $205
Kids: $125


This action-packed underwater adventure allows you to experience the most bizarre and wonderful life of the reef in one day! Climbing aboard a luxury catamaran, you will be whisked out to the marvellous reef, where you will have an epic six hours to dive or snorkel and experience heaps of the colourful and vibrant sea life that makes the reef so mesmerising!

This amazing tour takes you across a variety of dive sites, ensuring you get to fully experience the rich diversity of this spectacular part of the world.

Sunlover cruises full day reef trip


Adults: $255
Kids: $142


This incredible adventure allows you to experience the wonderful reef through a range of methods. First, you will have ample opportunity to snorkel and explore the gorgeous coral and unique sea life that inhabit the sea bed. If snorkelling’s not your thing but you still want to experience the reef, you can take in all the glory from the comfort of a glass bottom boat!

After lunch, you will have the opportunity to see more of the reef via our underwater observatory and take part in live fish feeding demonstrations!

Wavedancer low isles tour from Port Douglas


Adults: $210
Kids: $109


This joyous tour combines both sailing and snorkelling to fully encapsulate the beauty and atmosphere of this awe-inspiring part of the world. You will sail from Port Douglas out to the stunning reef, where you will have unrestricted access to an unspoiled coral cay with snorkelling in abundance! Finish that off with underwater observatory viewing and you have yourself an ultimate reef tour…

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